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    Edward de Woodstock aka "The Black Prince" Illustration from Cassell (1902)

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    Edward the Black Prince, published circa 1902, llustration from Cassell's History of England - Century Edition

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    Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Aquitaine, THE BLACK PRINCE (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376) was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainault as well as father to King Richard II of England. Called Edward of Woodstock in his early life (after his birthplace). He founded the Knight of the Order of the Garter. Note the noble fleur-de-lis embroidered all over his outfit.

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